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Helsinki Exhibitions

Helsinki has a lively and also a varied art culture, and it is evident in the types of exhibitions and art events that take place in the city. Right from children’s art, films to the works of the most famous artists in the world. This city has a place to exhibit all kinds of art. Art lovers and connoisseurs are literally spoilt for choice, and places like the Cable Factory (Kaapelitehdas), Kunsthalle Helsinki, Messukeskus are some of the most popular places where people can enjoy art forms. Check out all the necessary information regarding the best exhibition spaces, conference or event venues in the city.

Annantalo
Annantalo

Annantalo

Annantalo works to promote and support art education and children’s culture in the Helsinki city. The art centre organises changing exhibitions, performances and different kinds of events for kids, young people and families. The centre building is located in the heart of the city and is administered by City of Helsinki Cultural Services.

Address: Annankatu 30, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Cable Factory (Kaapelitehdas)
Kaapelitehdas

Cable Factory (Kaapelitehdas)

The Kaapelitehdas or Cable Factory is the biggest cultural hub in Finland spread across five hectares. The centre accommodates 12 galleries, 3 museums, art schools, dance theatres and many other cultural institutions. Many concerts, festivals, fairs and exhibitions find a place here. Located near the bridge to Lauttasaari in Ruoholahti, it is one of the most important venues in the city.

Address: Kiinteistö Oy Kaapelitalo, Tallberginkatu 1 C 15, 00180 Helsinki, Finland

Exhibition Laboratory (Taideyliopiston Kuvataideakatemia)

Exhibition Laboratory (Taideyliopiston Kuvataideakatemia)

The Exhibition Laboratory formerly known as Kuva-Tilais belongs to the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts Helsinki. The place presents the works of emerging artists, students, researchers and other art professionals. Along with exhibitions this place also provides space for discussions, lectures and many other art related events. The programs organised over here are mainly used to support innovative art and broaden the perspectives of the audience.

Address: Merimiehenkatu 36 C, inner yard, 00150 Helsinki, Finland

Messukeskus

Messukeskus

Situated in the district of Pasila, the Messukeskus is the largest Expo and Convention Centre in the city. This centre includes an impressive 40 meeting rooms, seven exhibition halls and 4,400-seat Amfi Hall auditorium, where hundreds of events, exhibitions, conventions, trade fairs, congresses and shows take place. The centre is visited by millions of visitors and is an important landmark in the city.

Address: Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 40 450 3250

Kunsthalle Helsinki (Taidehalli)
Taidehalli

Kunsthalle Helsinki (Taidehalli)

The Kunsthalle Helsinki (Swedish: Helsingfors Konsthall) is one of the most popular exhibition venues in Helsinki. Situated in Etu-Töölö district, this place hosts more than half a dozen outside exhibitions every year. The building is owned by a private foundation, was designed by Hilding Ekelund and Jarl Eklund and is an excellent example of Nordic Classicism. The exhibitions here mostly represent contemporary arts.

Opening Time: Tue., Thu., Fri. 11am–6pm, Wed. 11am–8pm, Sat. and Sun. 11am–5pm, Mon. Closed
Address: Nervanderinkatu 3, Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 40 450 7211

Kalleria
Kalleria

Kalleria

The Kalleria gallery has an area of about 30 square metres. and rents out space for numerous exhibitions throughout the year. They also have a small space for a kitchen and a washroom.

Address: Charles Street 10, FI-00530 Helsinki, Finland

Korjaamo Culture Factory
Korjaamo Culture Factory

Korjaamo Culture Factory

The Korjaamo Culture Factory is one of the most influential art spaces in Finland. The centre provides a stage for theatres, plays, music concerts and art exhibitions. The Korjaamo Culture Factory owns a gallery, the Korjaamo Gallery, where a variety of exhibitions are held every year. They also have a café and a bar for the convenience of the visitors.

Address: Töölönkatu 51 a-b, 00250 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 40 082 4229

Myymälä2 Galleria
Myymälä2 Galleria

Myymälä2 Galleria

Established in 2003, the Myymälä2 is located on Uudenmaankatu in Helsinki. The gallery provides a platform for the young and budding artists and craftsmen to showcase their talents without investing too much money. Currently, they also have a shop, studios and workshop for their in-house talents. The gallery mostly showcases contemporary art and you can see a huge variety in their styles.

Opening Time: Wed.–Sat. 12pm–6pm, Sun. 12pm–5pm, Mon.–Tue. Closed
Address: Uudenmaankatu 23 F, 00120 Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki Contemporary (Kalhama & Piippo)
Kalhama & Piippo

Helsinki Contemporary (Kalhama & Piippo)

This gallery was founded in 2012, after the popular gallery 'Kalhama & Piippo Contemporary' was re-fashioned. The gallery supports all kinds of artists whether they are struggling or established. This gallery is a must-visit place for all the artists visiting the city to keep updated regarding the new trends in the contemporary art scene.

Opening Time: Tue., Wed., Fri. 11am–5pm, Thu. 11am–6pm, Sat., Sun. 12pm–4pm
Address: Bulevardi 10, 00120 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 9 278 5301

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